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Friday 28 August 2015

F is for Friday !

For many, it may be a feeling of thank goodness it's Friday. For most in the UK it's a Bank Holiday Weekend. I say for most because there will still be those who have to work over the weekend.

For those fortunate to have today 'free' hope you have a great day. You may be taking time to get the house ready for some weekend visitors. Perhaps you've some shopping planned ... a visit, or perhaps a pleasant walk, or some fishing! 

If you are at work then maybe you can relate to this poem by Laura Hardstaff:

F is for Friday
F: is for Friday when all the fun begins,

R: is for Rest and a couple of sneaky gins!

I: is for Insatiable, our desire for this day never ends,

D: is for Dreaming about what fun the weekend sends,

A: is for Adventure and doing whatever one dares,

Y: is for You, no worries, work or cares.

Whatever you are doing this Friday - may I suggest a Friday dinner idea of a one stop fish dish !

One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

Serves 4
(7g carb per serving)
175g black olives in oil, stones removed
1 large onion, roughly chopped
400g can chopped tomatoes
4 boneless white fish fillets such as Icelandic cod or hoki, each weighing about 175g/6oz

To serve:
chopped parsley
lemon wedges

1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil from the olives in an ovenproof pan. Tip in the onion and stir well, leave to cook for a minute or two and then give it another good stir. Add the tomatoes and some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then add the olives.
2. Put the fish, skin side down, onto the sauce and drizzle over a splash more oil from the olive jar. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan, with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

... and perhaps a nice bottle of chilled white wine to go with this dish?

Have a lovely Friday and a happy weekend.

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Friday to you! I love the image and pretty scene! And the one pot fish meal sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great weekend!

Jo said...

I stopped working back in 2010 but I still get that Friday feeling, perhaps it's because I know the family are home on a weekend. Hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Martha said...

What a fun poem! And what a yummy recipe. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen - we are fortunate to be able to enjoy park and lake walks quite nearby to us. This is not one of our images ... but it is so easy to put yourself in the picture, it has a calming effect I think?

This fish recipe is quite a favourite!

Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo ... I do think many of us do still get that 'Friday Feeling' and why not? There is a certain feel good factor to it I think !

Hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Martha - I did like that poem, there is such a variety around ... and they are good to read.
We do feature fish in our menu plans on a regular basis and this is a nice easy recipe idea to follow.

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for another delicious recipe Jan. And the tree lined path is lovely :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Denise, I love sharing recipe ideas for people to try out if they wish to!
You can't beat a nice walk, I always think it's good for body and mind...very uplifting.

Many thanks for your comment, have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

tess said...

a happy Friday and a delightful weekend to you, Jan ... and all the rest of the LCD family!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tess, many thanks for your comment and good wishes. These Fridays come round so quickly!
Can you believe that in another few days it will be September!

Have a lovely weekend too

All the best Jan and the LCD family

TexWisGirl said...

cute little poem. :) hope you will have a good weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Theresa (TexWisGirl) - many thanks for your comment, glad you liked the poem.
Happy weekend wishes to you to !

All the best Jan